#APTACSM #physicaltherapy take home message: Don’t Screw up the Whiskey

Just off of a great several days in San Antonio for my 29th Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). This conference has become the largest trade show professional meeting of the physical therapy industry profession.  Hats off to APTA for the execution side, they did a terrific job and deserve an A++. With over 11k in pre-registrants, and well over 13k…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Pain Neuroscience Education – A Student’s Perspective

There has been a paradigm shift in the last few decades in our understanding of pain, and how to best treat it. Research is now exploring questions regarding the impact of beliefs and cognitions on pain, the interplay between the various biological systems on pain, and the role that physical therapists should take in the assessment and treatment of pain…

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Accelerated Rehab & Accelerated DPT

I distinctly remember when the paper by Shelbourne & Nitz describing an accelerated rehabilitation program after ACL reconstruction was published (yep, I am that old).  Though it would be some time before the RCTs were published that confirmed this observation, the paper nonetheless began a paradigm shift in the postoperative management of patients following reconstructive surgery.  At the time there…

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EIM Clinical Podcast: Mentorship and PT Business Mastery with Dr. Gene Shirokobrod

Dr. Gene Shirokobrod joins us here on the EIM Clinical Podcast this week!  Gene has seen through the launch and success of numerous companies including UpDoc Media, Verve, and Therapy Insiders just to name a few.

Gene has a wealth of knowledge with the business and entrepreneurial side of physical therapy.  He shares his insight and expertise on mentorship, business…

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Are You on an Information Lean Diet?

Facebook.  Twitter.  Fox News.  BuzzFeed.  Huffington Post.  NY Times.  SnapChat.  PTJ.  There is no shortage of information being thrown before our eyes these days.  We are inundated with information “noise” through a plethora of vehicles such as our smart phones, our computers, or just chit-chat with our friends and co-workers.  It has been reported that 62% of US…

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The Case Against Empathy #physicaltherapy

This blog has explored empathy in depth over the years.  There has been a recent trend led in part by Yale psychologist Dr. Paul Bloom and his new book Against Empathy that calls into question the use of empathy. Through the use of clinical cases and compelling and logical arguments, Dr. Bloom believes that however while well-intentioned, empathy is…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: High-End Physical Therapy with Karen Litzy

We have another special episode this week as Larry is live on location in New York with Karen Litzy! Karen is the host of the podcast: “Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart” and has, not only been in the practice of physical therapy, but also in the media relations side of PT. Karen is now focused on the home care side of…

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The Next Big Thing

It’s that time of the New Year for predictions on what the “Next Big Thing” for 2017 might be.
I want to go on record to say, pain neuroscience is NOT the “Next Big Thing” in physical therapy. This may surprise a few of you, but hopefully I can explain. Now that I get to check the “20+” box…

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